Confederation Minerals Ltd.

Confederation Minerals Ltd.

September 12, 2011 08:00 ET

High-Grade Gold Drill Results from Red Lake

Newman Todd Drilling Intersects Bonanza Gold Grades, Highlight Hole Returns 7.06 oz / ton (242.0 g/t) Gold Over 0.50 Metre

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 12, 2011) - Confederation Minerals Ltd. ("Confederation") (TSX VENTURE:CFM) is pleased to report additional drill results from the on-going drilling program at the Newman Todd property in the Red Lake Gold District, Ontario. These results are from five holes, completed in wide spaced drilling along the Newman Todd Structure ("NTS"), another 11 holes have been completed and assays are pending. The highlight hole from the latest results returned 7.06 oz/ton (242.0 g/t) gold over 0.50 metre.

Lawrence Dick, President and CEO of Confederation states: "We are excited to have encountered the highest gold grades yet from our drilling at Newman Todd. 2011 has been our most aggressive and successful year of exploration and discovery at Newman Todd, and these efforts have returned our most consistent and highest gold grades. The tenor of the gold mineralization, it's extremely wide-spread nature, and the fact that the mineralization is open to depth, have resulted in our decision to continue drilling beyond our planned program for this year. We will continue drilling, with at least two drill rigs, throughout the fall of 2011 and the winter of 2011 and 2012. Data from this expanded program will lead to a much better understanding of the lateral and vertical morphology and continuity of the mineralized structures. We are also pleased to discover that much wider zones of lower grade mineralization are being encountered (see below). Management is of the opinion that this is an indication that gold is not isolated to individual structures, and further indicates that lower-grade zones may be haloes on much higher-grade, structurally-controlled bodies yet to be defined by drill hole intersections."

All holes completed to date in 2011 have intersected the Newman Todd Structure, and several have returned multiple high-grade gold intersections. Drilling in 2011 has intersected gold mineralization over 1.2 km of the strike of the NTS. A plan map and long section can be found on the company's ( web site. All assays from all holes completed to date at Newman Todd are also on the company's web site.

Highlights from the recently completed five holes:

Section 1375:

  • NT-070 intersected 69.70 g/t gold over 0.50m and
    • 10.40 g/t gold over 0.50m. in two zones

Section 1700:

  • NT-071 intersected 10.70 g/t gold over 1.0m and
    • 24.50 g/t gold over 0.5m
  • NT-072 intersected 24.10 g/t gold over 1.0m and
    • 11.00 g/t gold over 0.5m and
    • 31.10 g/t gold over 1.0m and
    • 13.70 g/t gold over 1.0m in four zones

Section 2250

  • NT-073 intersected 242.0 g/t gold over 0.5m and
    • 10.20 g/t gold over 1.0m in two zones
Table of Significant Results:
Hole From (m ) To (m ) Gold (g/t ) Width (m ) Section
NT-069 305.00 306.00 2.68 1.00 1350
NT-069 and 318.00 319.00 2.05 1.00 1350
NT-070 393.50 394.00 10.40 0.50 1375
NT-070 and 412.00 413.00 4.29 1.00 1375
NT-070 and 438.50 439.00 69.70 0.50 1375
NT-070 and 450.00 451.00 4.95 1.00 1375
NT-070 and 470.00 471.00 5.04 1.00 1375
NT-071 28.00 29.00 4.94 1.00 1700
NT-071 and 62.00 72.50 1.25 10.50 1700
NT-071 including 70.00 70.50 7.16 0.50 1700
NT-071 and 138.00 139.00 10.70 1.00 1700
NT-071 and 151.00 151.50 8.88 0.50 1700
NT-071 and 177.00 178.00 12.86 1.00 1700
NT-071 including 177.50 178.00 24.50 0.50 1700
NT-072 8.00 9.00 24.10 1.00 1700
NT-072 and 137.00 138.50 8.19 1.50 1700
NT-072 and 144.00 147.00 2.60 3.00 1700
NT-072 including 145.50 146.00 11.00 0.50 1700
NT-072 and 163.00 191.00 1.13 28.00 1700
NT-072 including 182.00 183.50 5.20 1.50 1700
NT-072 and 208.00 209.00 4.78 1.00 1700
NT-072 230.00 239.00 1.42 9.00 1700
NT-072 and 241.00 242.00 31.10 1.00 1700
NT-072 and 251.00 258.00 2.42 7.00 1700
NT-072 including 253.00 254.00 13.70 1.00 1700
NT-072 and 270.00 271.00 4.06 1.00 1700
NT-072 and 294.00 296.00 4.24 2.00 1700
NT-072 and 295.00 296.00 7.36 1.00 1700
NT-073 132.00 133.00 3.91 1.00 2250
NT-073 and 161.50 162.00 242.00 0.50 2250
NT-073 and 166.00 170.00 2.89 4.00 2250
NT-073 including 166.00 167.00 5.61 1.00 2250
NT-073 and 242.00 244.00 4.51 2.00 2250
NT-073 and 255.00 256.00 10.20 1.00 2250
* Width is calculated as core length and does not imply true width of the zone. Weighted average gold intervals apply a 0.25 g/t lower cut-off. Internal dilution within reported intervals does not exceed core lengths of two metres unless otherwise indicated.
** Cross sections are spaced 25 metres apart across the entire NTS, Section 1375 marks the centre of the Heath Bull Zone.

Discussion of Results

The Newman Todd Structure is a large scale hydrothermal alteration and structural zone which is host to widespread gold mineralization. The gold is believed to occur in discreet shoots or lenses of silica/sulphide and magnetite replacement within the structure. Widespread anomalous gold mineralization has been encountered, a good example is hole NT-072, when averaged through the entire mineralized zone, carries 159.0 metres of 1.01 g/t gold (no cut-off applied). The latest results returned the deepest high-grade gold intercept in Hole NT-070; this indicates that the zone is still strong at depths down to 400 metres vertically below the surface. No drilling has been done to depths exceeding 400 metres along the structure. Upcoming drilling will continue to focus on expanding gold mineralization along strike, and on following the system at depth.

Core samples from the program were cut in half, using a diamond cutting saw, and were sent to Activation Laboratories Ltd. in Red Lake Ontario, an accredited mineral analysis laboratory, for analysis. All samples were analyzed for gold using standard Fire Assay-AA techniques. Samples returning over 3.0 g/t gold were analyzed utilizing standard Fire Assay-Gravimetric methods. Certified gold reference standards, blanks and field duplicates were routinely inserted into the sample stream, as part of Confederation's quality control/quality assurance program.

Bob Singh, P.Geo., is the qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed this news release. Mr. Singh has been engaged through a third party service provider by Confederation Minerals Ltd. to manage the project, and is also the Canadian Exploration Manager for Redstar Gold Corp.

About Confederation Minerals Ltd.

Confederation Minerals Ltd. is a British Columbia based company engaged in the business of acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties. Its objective is to locate and develop economic precious and base metals properties of merit. Confederation Minerals Ltd. holds an option agreement to acquire up to 70% of the Newman Todd project in the Red Lake Mining District of Northern Ontario as well as 100% ownership in two other properties in the Red Lake Mining District of Ontario.

On Behalf of the Board, Confederation Minerals Ltd.

Lawrence A. Dick, Ph.D., P.Geo, President, CEO, and Director

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